Bio / CV

Waiting for Pancakes (2013)

Ira Weinschel is a photographer/musician living in Austin, TX who finds inspiration in fire, large-scale art and things that go ‘boosh’. His work wanders the line between documentary and fine art, capturing the mood as well as the moment with vivid colors and subtle detail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected Projects

“Prague Restoration” — In Progress

An ongoing project documenting the restoration and reconstruction of Prague after the fall of Communism. Spanning over 20 years, the project will culminate with a book of photos taken in present-day Prague alongside images shot in 1994, shortly after the Czech Republic’s emergence as an independent nation.

“Joy” — 2010

Crew photographer for an art installation made up of multiple swing-sets that used motion sensors, sound and programmed lighting to produce a unique interactive experience. Designed and installed by WinWinCreative at the Coachella Festival in Indio, CA.

“The Fire of Fires” — 2009

Long-term project documenting the six-month build process of “The Fire of Fires”, a 3-story temporary structure built in Austin and installed in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert for the 2009 Burning Man Festival. Documentation tasks included coverage of construction progress, crew portraits and photos of the structure in use by festival attendees.

“Resolution Clock” — 2008

Crew photographer for an art installation produced for the City of Austin’s New Year’s Eve festivities. A 34-foot tall wooden clock tower was assembled at Auditorium Shores and set on fire in front of a crowd of 80,000 people as the finale to the City’s First Night Parade.

 

Selected Publications

Creative Quarterly, Selected Artist, Issue #41, Winter 2015

Creative Quarterly, Selected Artist, Issue #35, Summer 2014

Geostellar.com - SXSW coverage and editorial assignments, Spring 2013

Kung Fu/Tai Chi Magazine, March-April 2013

Origin Magazine (formerly Whole Lifestyle), Spring 2011

Santa Fe Weekly Alibi, June 2010

Austin Chronicle, December 2009

The Burning Man Project, Annual Calendar 2006, 2009

 

Group Exhibitions

2016 • Texas Photographic Society Members Only Show #29, San Antonio Central Library, San Antonio TX

2016 • Curator’s Choice Award, The Moment Between curated by Dan Winters, The Picture Review, Austin TX

2015 • Light + Sound, The Picture Review, Austin TX

2015 • Nocturne, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction VT

2015 • Black and White, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction VT

2013 • Truth and Photography, Photogroup Studios, Austin TX

2010 • The Art of Such and Such, Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta GA

2009-2013 • Art Outside Festival, Rockdale TX

2007-2009 • Austin Artistic Reconstruction, East Austin Studio Tour, Austin TX